The healing powers of the word combination S-A-L-E
After about 15 minutes, I reached SM (couldn’t go to the hotel yet as Light had to be there first). The sight of the huge SALE banner at Forever 21 had some sort of magical powers: my feet no longer felt tortured! I was able to buy myself a belt, a necklace, and lacy, racy thongs—not for me but for the bride-to-be! (wink wink). Then I proceeded to the shower venue when Light told me she was already there.
When I got to our suite, only Light was there. I immediately called Randy to tell him I was safe and sound. First thing he asked upon learning of may safety was: May stripper ba? I asked Light whether there was, and Light said there was none. So I told Randy there was none. After hanging up, Light laughed and said, “Meron!”
By the way when I saw Light primping, nanliit ako. More so when the other guests arrived. They were all wearing pretty dresses and all looked fresh and all. Darn, I forgot that there was a theme (proof I was very busy—I usually am overdressed. My being underdressed happenns only once in a blue moon. Hehe). Aside from being underdressed, I was also Stressed Drilon plus the dirt of Metro Manila air was on my face. Walang nagawa ang Aldo skyhigh wedges! Good thing I was kulot. 😉
Di ba???? Anyway, we were so eager for Teta to arrive. The story was that she was to attend the shower of one of her friends (also a guest). Her fiancé, Pablo, was an accomplice. Several times when the doorbell rang we got giddy and Light was so OC in shush-ing us. Teta arrived really late. Apparently she first had to buy a dress and then she got lost along the way. As Light put it, “Typical Teta.” But when she finally arrived we were all ready for her. Here she was:
Let the games and the hunger begin!
Not long after the festivities began. We had games. First game was for the “unattached” guests—pagandahan ng sabi ng “Mmmmmm!” I think Ate Maya won this round. Next games utilized bananas. I will no longer describe them. Amin-amin na lang ‘yun. 🙂 Different banana games for the “attached” and “unattached”.
After the games we ate while Teta opened our presents. Here were the ones from me:
And of course, picture-picture. 🙂
Jiro the Star
Not long after, the “star of night” arrived. Since I was the married one close to Light, I told Light I’ll help her handle the star. When I peeped into the peephole and saw a frail-looking guy, I told Light, “Naku parang kawawa naman.” But when we opened the door and saw a hurly-burly man who quickly introduced himself as Jiro (with matching shake hands pa) and gestured to the guy I saw as “Ah PA ko po yan (Tutyal! Tumaas ang kilay ko!)”, the tides have turned. He asked for a room for him and his PA where he can change outfits.
As we were waiting for the star to come out, we were all quiet and nervous. His PA requested us to turn off all the lights save for one lamp shade. Light said it may be too dark but Jiro peeped and said it was just right. Then he came out. All he was wearing were super short shorts, a newsboy cap and dark sunglasses; he was shirtless. And while coming to us, emote-emote ang loko! No one was breathing as he was shimmying to the living room until he just blurted out, “Ay teka lang Ma’am sobrang dilim baka matisod ako!” Then the ice broke and we just started laughing. He further commented, “Ay s’yempre Ma’am baka madapa ako!” He then got the lamp from the room he was changing, got some pillows and blankets to prop the lamp—he was doing that as he was in his costume! Laughtrip talaga! Turns out these were among his first funny quips! And we were no longer creeped out. Turns out he was more of a comedian rather than your usual “bridal shower entertainment”. There was even a time when, during his 2nd set, one guest gave him money just as he was going out na emote-emote. But when he felt the bill being thrust at him, he suddenly burst, “Ay Ma’am mamaya pa ‘yan eh! Ayan tuloy nasira ang diskarte ko!” He said that like a spoiled brat! Mwahahaha! If only I had a video of that—beats any sitcom! He then returned to the and made another grand entrance—parang walang nangyari.
After Jiro left, we continued eating and chatted some more. We ate these lovely cupcakes that were designed to look like the flag of Brazil.
Light, I, and another friend of Teta were the ones who were left in the hotel to get our forty winks (but we only got about ten winks…gabfest, y’know). The following day as Light and I were checking out, we were told that some towels were missing in the other room. Light and I exchanged knowing looks. Our eyes were talking:
Light: “Naiisip mo ba ang naiisip ko B1?”
I: “Oo naman B2!”
Light and I: “Operatiooooon, grrrr ka Jiroooooo!”
The missing towels were in the room that was used by Jiro and his PA!!! Light had to pay extra for the missing towels before we were allowed to depart. Grrrr grrrr grrrr grrr!
Last part to be continued.
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